The Importance Of Lowering Drinking Age To 18

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According to Dan Lyons from Bloomsbury New Jersey, one of the most effective laws ever passed was requiring purchasers of alcohol to be 21 years of age. In 1984, Congress urged every state to require 21 as the legal drinking age for purchasing alcoholic drinks (Lyons). An estimated 1,071 lives were saved on the highways alone in 1987, and more than 20,000 lives since then (Lyons).
As Robert Voas states, “The 21 law is predicated on the fact that drinking is more dangerous for youth because they’re still developing mentally and physically, and they lack experience and are more likely to take risks.” Research shows that back when some states still had the minimum drinking age of 18, youths in those states who were under 21 drank more and continued

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